The beta release of Newt OS LXDE based on openSUSE Leap 42.1 is available for download and testing (Link) This release is first and foremost an update to 42.1, which was a rather exciting mission, made easier with the help of Jon, creator of Alteratio. Keep reading to learn more about this release.
It should be noted that this is a Beta release. This means that, at this point, this appliance is not quite ready. There are some issues, and some inconsistencies, but it is on track to be better than the previous incarnation.
Like any beta software, there are some issues. Luckily, the only one that really limits usability is that, on login, you must select LXDE as the desktop environment from the menu at the bottom, otherwise you will be unable to login.
Another issue is that, in the PCManFM file browser, there is no new tab "+" button. This is a problem with the Moka icon set used, as it is there when other icons are chosen.
New things! The best part of a new release!
First and most obviously, this release features a new wallpaper. Additionally, this release now uses Gnome's update manager (Thank you Jon!) which is cleaner than the update applet used in the last version. Finally, included are the usual updates to software (Firefox 42, Libreoffice 5.2, Flash player, etc)
I would love feedback on this build, whether you test drive it, or if you have the time/bandwidth to download and run it on a live cd. Please leave comments below, on the download page, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org